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For Immediate Release Contact: Andre Castro
January 08, 2019 (202) 225-6105
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Flores Statement on President Trump’s Address
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s address to the nation:

“President Trump is correct, the national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border must be addressed to ensure the safety and security of our nation, as well as those who would like to come to America in a legal manner. Our border is plagued with drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal immigration. It is time that our Democratic colleagues put politics aside and work in a bipartisan fashion with President Trump to quickly and efficiently meet the critical challenges that we are facing along the border. My questions for the president’s opponents are as follows – How many more lives must be put at risk each day by failing to secure our border?  How many more Texas families will put at risk by the scourge of a porous border?  It is time to put the security of American families first by completing and funding border security proposals that have been passed by previous Congresses and voted for in prior years by Senator Schumer and scores of Congressional Democrats. There is no reason that this Congress should fail to follow through on securing our border and reopening the rest of the federal government. The president has put forward a common-sense proposal to follow-through on border security and Congress could pass it in hours if it would put American families ahead of politics. This proposal includes enhanced border security, increased law enforcement and border patrol, increased numbers of immigration judge resources, provides more detention beds, strengthens counter narcotics technology and provides for additional humanitarian needs. I remain committed to supporting solutions that provide the resources needed to keep hardworking American families safe.”

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